Under a fresh install of 8.2.x, when I run tests, only Kernel tests seem to fail with this message from the testing UI:

(path/to/test/Kernel/test.php) ... Permission denied

Pretty much any Kernel test I select exits immediately with that error. Other tests, like Unit tests, work fine. Is this a file permission issue or something I missed in config?

  • Perhaps drupal.org/node/2760905?
    – mona lisa
    Jul 6, 2016 at 14:33
  • Running from the UI though. Same deal? Trying from console now.
    – Kevin
    Jul 6, 2016 at 14:39
  • Can you specify an exact test you can reproduce this with so others can try it out too? I don't recall why I did it, but I have drush -y en basic_auth in my setup script for Drupal 8 dev. Want to try with and without with a test that fails for you.
    – mpdonadio
    Jul 7, 2016 at 2:53
  • Using the testing UI, if I select migrate drupal 6 for example, all tests fail with that error. Is this a problem with the UI, and should I only use CLI?
    – Kevin
    Jul 7, 2016 at 13:26

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Looks like some tests can only be ran with the command line and will not work with the test runner UI.

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